All our straw pellets are produced in small batches to ensure minimum exposure to possible contamination. There are no additives or binders; only water is added to generate steam during the pelleting process ensuring a more effective pasteurisation.
The pellets are prodcued using lower compression to stop the lignin melting during the pelleting process which allows the pellets to rehydrate more easily.’
NOT SUITABLE for Lion’s Mane. Our beechwood pellets are available here
Rehydration Guidelines: 1.75 litres of tepid water per 1kg of dry pellets is required.
Spawning or Inoculation Rate: 200g to 500g of sawdust spawn per 1kg of dry pellets (the more spawn used, the quicker colonisation will be and there will be less chance of contamination). For Oyster mushrooms (except King and Yellow Oyster) use 200-250g of spawn per kg of dry pellets. Shiitake, King & Yellow Oyster use 350-500g of spawn
Inoculation: The most effective way to inoculate the pellets is to evenly distribute and mix the spawn with the dry pellets.
- Solid containers (tubs and buckets) & Filter Spawn Bags: mix and re-hydration can be done in the container without the need to transfer.
- Super-Aerated Bags: mix and re-hydrate in a pre-cleaned container and then transfer to the bag once re-hydration is complete.
Re-hydrate as follows: slowly pour 1/2 of the required water, allow to stand for 20 minutes, then slowly pour the rest of the water.
The advantage of this ‘no-mix’ method is that the mycelium will get a head start on any germinating mold spores leading to less chance of contamination.
Container Filling Guidelines:
- 5 litre solid container: 750g dry pellets
- 10 litre solid container: 1.5 kg dry pellets
- Large spawn bag: 1.25kg dry pellets
- Medium spawn bag: 650g dry pellets
- 50cm Super-aerated bag: 1.25kg dry pellets
- 1m Super-aerated bag: 1.5 kg dry pellets
Guidelines assume 250g of spawn per kg of pellets. Filling volume will vary and may to be adjusted slightly. A test filling is recommended.